Information - the Hohe Tauern national park

The national park rangers have prepared a great variety of preparatory and follow-up activities (e.g. slide, powerpoint and video presentations) that can also be used to get through a rainy day during the week.

Possible topics of the programme:

  • the Hohe Tauern national park (general information, history, aims of the nature reserve, particularities)
  • alpine flora and fauna
  • glaciers and streams in the Hohe Tauern
  • the bearded vulture and his return to the Alps
  • and a lot more
Murmeltier
Place: Venedigerhof
Target group: all ages
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours per lecture
Season: all year
Equipment: all materials necessary will be provided by the rangers
Costs: € 70,- per lecture
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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National park exhibition “Emeralds & Crystals”

The national park has always been known for its crystals. This exhibition displays particularly beautiful specimens. The crystals are displayed in well-designed, perfectly lit showcases and mesmerise the visitor, who can discover the beauty and the multiformity of regional minerals like nowhere else. The secrets of the formation of minerals and joints will be explained and selected emeralds, the biggest smoky quartz of the Eastern Alps, bizarre epidotes, the huge skeletal quartz, rock crystals, sphenes and fluorites show the variety of regional minerals. Videos and animations show how mineral deposits can be found and how they used to be mined.

Smaragde und Kristalle

Place:

Bramberg, museum of local history

Target group:

all ages

Duration:

1 to 2 hours

Opening times:

June to September: 10am to 6pm every day
Winter: every Tuesday and Friday from 1pm to 5pm
May and October: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Costs:

€ 3,- per pupil / € 25,- for the guided tour

 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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National park public mine

Starting point is the parking lot by the inn Schütthof in the hamlet of Sulzau. The path called “Knappenweg” goes past an outstanding natural monument, the waterfalls “Untersulzbachwasserfall”, and leads to the historic copper mine “Hochfeld”, one of the biggest and most original public mines of Austria. The hike will take you approx. 1 hour and you will see the diverse vegetation next to the waterfalls, different types of trees in a mountain forest, the stone layers of the Hohe Tauern and an interesting view of the Hohe Tauern window on your way. The old copper ore tunnels at the Untersulzbachtal can be explored during a guided visit. You’ll learn more about the formation of rocks, minerals and the Alps.

Schaubergwerk
Place: Neukirchen, Untersulzbachtal
Target group: all ages
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Season: June until September
How to get here: own transfer to the inn Schütthof, then continue on hiking path (approx. 1 hour walking distance)
Opening times:
beginning of June until the end of September
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11 am to 14 pm
Registration: at the day before until 12:00 am
Costs: € 5,- for entry and guided visit per pupil
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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Old handicraft at mountain pastures

The mountain pasture Trisslalm, which has been in the family since 1912, is situated in the Wildgerlostal valley in the village Krimml, at 1,584 m.a.s.l. In 2012, the Trisslalm was named “Mountain Pasture of the Year” together with two other model pastures of the Hohe Tauern national park. In the course of a project with the Polytechnic school in Mittersill, the old woodturning hut in the Wildgerlostal valley was renovated. In this hut, basic commodities were woodturned out of pine until the 1960s. The water power of the torrent was used to operate the turning lathe and the bench grinder via a water wheel. Nowadays, the hut is a place where you will get information about the Swiss Pine and the old handicraft of woodturning. A guided hike will take you there..

Trisslalm
Place: Trisslalm at the Wildgerlostal valley
Target group: all ages
Duration: half-day or all day
Season: mid-May to beginning of October
How to get here: own transfer to the parking lot Finkau, then continue on hiking path
Opening times: June to September
Costs: on request, reservation via telephone is necessary
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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Science centre & National Park Worlds

In these two facilities, young researchers may satisfy their urge for knowledge and their curiosity. By means of experiments, interactive models and the national park rangers’ extensive knowledge, they discover life and climate in the high mountaints, the geology of the Hohe Tauern window, etc. A small selection of the bookable modules:

  • survival in the high mountains – alpine ecology (from the age of 8)
  • national park microwave (from the age of 8)
  • experiencing the national park with ears wide open (from the age of 8)
  • the formation of a mountain (from the age of 11)
  • rocks and minerals (from the age of 11)
  • altitudinal belts – a journey to the Arctic (from the age of 11)
  • weather and climate lab (from the age of 11)
  • snowflakes and worlds made of ice (from the age of 11)
Science Center Mittersill
Place: National Park Worlds Mittersil
Target group: from the age of 8
Duration:

4 hours (1 module at the Science centre and guided visit of the National Park Worlds) or
2 hours (1 module at the Science centre)

Opening times: 9am to 6pm every day
Costs:
€ 100,-p. school class - 1 module at the Science centre
€ 150,-p. school class - 1 module at the Science centre and guided             visit of the National Park Worlds)
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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Show feeding at the national park

The show feeding in the national park region Habachtal is based on the national park administration’s successful principle to combine their efforts in natural space management, science and research as well as education with visitor information whereever possible. During cold and snowy winter months, red and roe deer don’t find enough food. Due to human intrusions into the natural cycle, the animals can no longer look for food in the lower regions. This expedition provides an opportunity to learn that not all feedings are the same and that the management of wild animals has many unsuspected aspects.
It’s an exciting experience to watch impressive stags and young fawns from up close!

Wildtiere im Winter
Place: Habachtal - Bramberg
Target group: all ages
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Season: December until mid-March
Equipment: winter clothing
How to get here: own transfer to the parking lot Habachtal, further transport provided by the national park
Open: end of December until mid-March
Costs:
€ 9.00 per child/pupil - reservation via telephone is necessary
Minimum number of participants - 12 students
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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Workshop Centre Klausnerhaus

Workshop Centre Klausnerhaus “The taste of nature” The main focus at the Klausnerhaus will be on the topics forest and animal tracks. In the kitchen, the pupils will be able to cook with delicacies they found themselves in the forest and in the meadows or they can learn how to make butter, cream and cheese themselves. The new national park exhibition on the elder tree is also located at the Klausnerhaus. Children learn interesting facts about this mythical plant and the various ways its blossoms and berries can be used. In summer, the Klausnerhaus is open from 8am to 6pm every day. Right behind the Klausnerhaus, you’ll find the herbal gardens of Hollersbach, which contain a variety of medicinal plants, culinary herbs and poisonous plants. The herbal gardens are open daily, the entry is free. On request, guided visits of the herbal gardens can be arranged for groups.

Klausnerhaus
Place: Workshop Centre Klausnerhaus in Hollersbach
Target group: from the age of 7
Duration: 4 hours
How to get here: own bus transfer to the Workshop Centre is necessary
Opening times: all year (except for the module “The taste of Nature”)
Costs: € 100,- p. school class
 

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail: nationalpark@salzburg.gv.at

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